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Clay "Kicker" Mayes III


Clay Mayes III was a high school state distance running standout and ran for Oklahoma State University for three years, and the University of Oklahoma for two years.

His personal records include an 8:31 3K, 14:15 5K, and a 24:57 XC 8K.

Clay’s extra time between work and training is spent doing volunteer private coaching, helping produce nine state champions, one state cross country course record holder, and close to twenty all-staters.

Clay is a big moviegoer, and enjoys everything outdoors - taking a few secluded mountain hikes each year.

Clay is currently in the process of becoming a police officer, and has recently obtained his EMT certification.

Clay is striving to once again be a competitive runner, as he makes progress in his rehabilitation from injury.

Clay has always found a way to compete at any level. At times, he was known to run 140-160 mile weeks in college. Aside from getting his overly competitive gene from his dad, who used to be a Professional Bull Rider, Clay is easy going and a big believer in patience and putting in the time to accomplish the goals at hand.

Mar 142014
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I’m assuming the title grabbed your attention. Goal Accomplished. Now if you want to find the meaning and purpose behind that quote… read on. I try not to sensationalize myself or my “comeback,” in terms of my running. But, if you’re one of those people that have had a legitimate injury and have lost touch Continue Reading «”75% Of People Don’t Care About Your Problems; 20% Are Glad You Have Those Problems”»

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Apr 012013

I find myself lost at a gym, hammering away at the elliptical. How did I get here? Why am I blasting, “Journey-Don’t Stop Believing,” through my state of the art Bose headphones? To answer your first question, I suffered from the same thing the Greek God Achilles suffered from.  If you know your Greek mythology, Continue Reading «The Role of The Mindset»